, by A.M. REHAN
“Killing more than six lakh people in Iraq and thousands in Afghanistan by America and Israel, and terrorising women and children in Palestine are the heinous crimes and the worst ever violation of Human rights,” Dr. Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, member All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said while addressing a symposium on Human Rights held in Mumbai on December 8. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra, and some other social organisations organised the symposium on the eve of International Human Rights Day.
Dr. Ilyas also criticised the national media not only for not being critical on the Indo-US deal but even for not being objective in reporting.
“Serving the cause of US Imperialism will be harmful to our nation; former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden are the best examples of it,” he added.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra also condemned the deal and stated that it is against our national interest.
Er. Nazar Mohammed Madu, president Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maharashtra stated, “Looking at the discussion on the Indo-US nuclear deal in Parliament, we can say that the UPA government could not convince the elected members and is clearly in the minority.”
He also questioned the dubious role of the Left parties, especially after the Nandigram episode, and asked, “Until now the Left parties were against the dialogue with the IAEA and claimed it to be ‘operationalising the deal’. What has changed since then for the Left to allow formal talks with the IAEA, with the rider that any agreement arrived at will require the concurrence of the Left for the Manmohan Singh government to seal the deal?”
u003c/span>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d"margin:0in 0in 10pt">u003cspan langu003d"EN-GB" styleu003d"font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">u003cfont faceu003d"Calibri">Indo-US Deal is not because of the Energy Security if it was so then why our Prime Minister declined the 4 Nuclear reactor from Russia and abandoned the Iran –Pakistan- Gas pipe line. nS.P.Shukla, expert of Foreign Policy questioned. He also explained the No Energy surveys were undertaken. No cost benefit was calculated and therefore he claimed, "The issue of Energy Security is base on Unscientific and Irrational analysis." nu003cspan> u003c/span>He also quoted the Hyde Act with relation to Indo-US deal where IRAN got mentioned 19 times and also that u003cspan styleu003d"background:yellow">India will collaborate with the US to dissuade, isolate and sanction Iran.nu003c/span>u003cspan> u003c/span>u003cspan> u003c/span>He also questioned the National Foreign Policy and termed the inclination towards the America and Israel as THE DEVIATION FORM HISTORICAL NON ALIGNMENT MOVMENT and INDEPENDENT FORIGN POLICY. He also urged, "There must be a national movement against this unjust, unfair shift in foreign policy and anti national Indo US Nuclear Deal."nu003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/p>nu003cp styleu003d"margin:0in 0in 10pt">u003cspan langu003d"EN-GB" styleu003d"font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">u003cfont faceu003d"Calibri">Terming Indo-US Nuclear deal as a Strategic Alliance Feroz Mithiborewala, convenor Awami Bahrti said, "This deal is compromising our national sovereignty and reducing India to the Junior Level." The deal is also harmful for our Energy Security and will cut off us from our cheap natural Gas and Oil Resources. He urged for the national debate on the issue.nu003c/font>u003c/span>u003c/p>",1]
“Indo-US deal is not for energy security. If it was so then why our Prime Minister declined four nuclear reactors from Russia and abandoned the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline,” S.P. Shukla, an authority on Foreign Policy questioned.
During his recent visit to Russia, the Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh refused to accept four nuclear reactors. His government also refuses to negotiate with Iran on our oil and gas supplies. In fact the policies of the Prime Minister are clearly detrimental to our energy security.
Mr. Shukla also said that no energy surveys were undertaken. No cost benefit was calculated and therefore he claimed, “The issue of energy security is based on unscientific and irrational analysis.”
He quoted the Hyde Act with relation to Indo-US deal where Iran got mentioned 19 times and also that India will collaborate with the US to dissuade, isolate and impose sanction on Iran. He also questioned the national foreign policy and termed the nation’s inclination towards America and Israel as ‘the deviation form historical non-alignment movement and independent foreign policy.
He also urged, “There must be a national movement against this unjust, unfair shift in foreign policy and anti-national Indo-US nuclear deal.”
Terming Indo-US nuclear deal as a strategic alliance, Feroz Mithiborewala, convenor Awami Bharti, said, “This deal is compromising our national sovereignty and reducing India to the lower level.” The deal is also harmful for our energy security and will starve us of our cheap natural gas and oil resources. He called for a national debate on the issue.
The recent studied debates in both the Houses of Parliament have made it clear to one and all that there exists considerable opposition to the nuclear deal from across the political spectrum. The Congress-led UPA government is clearly in the minority whilst the opposition led by the Left parties, UNPA led by the SP and TDP as well as the BJP and the BSP are far from convinced about the so-called benefits that will accrue to India after the deal is signed. Both Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee have failed to come up with any convincing and sound arguments that address the basic issues raised in the House.
The issues of sovereignty, energy security and strategic alliances in a rapidly changing world, need a national debate. There is a need for a national consensus on these highly complex issues and thus it is imperative that the political parties and social movements debate the same and involve the Indian masses.